Welcome to Thursday Inspiration! This is my weekly prompt post and hopefully it will inspire you to write something creative, perhaps a poem or a piece of flash fiction. If you’d like to share your writing with the community, please indulge me and tag your post with #p0eticlicense and/or #lightm0tifs, and of course link back if you wish. I will try to visit everyone who participates. 🙂
This week’s theme is magic and the picture is below. Here is the song snippet from “Magic Man,” a 1975 song from Heart.
“Come on home, girl,” he said with a smile “You don’t have to love me yet, let’s get high awhile But try to understand, try to understand Try, try, try to understand, I’m a magic man”
I found this fun challenge at Sandmanjazz. As I did with the books (not the bingo, but the 30 days), I’m going to do these movies in blocks. So instead of a post a day for 30 days, I’ll have 6 posts total. Here’s my third set of films…
11. Every romcom makes me silently cheer with happiness when things work out. You’ve Got Mail is a great example of this.
12. The Hotel Budapest was confusing imo.
13. Underthe Tuscan Sun gave me a craving to visit Italy. And whenever I see Hugh Grant on the screen, I’d like to travel to England…
14. Generally, I won’t watch sports movies, but I loved Moneyball (about baseball). It helped that Brad Pitt starred.
15. Philomena was an incredibly sad movie, but super great. Of course! Judi Dench stars in it.
“Hello,” said a friendly voice. “How are you doing?”
The old man turned on the crumbling stone steps and stared at the teenager who was interrupting his journey. “I am fine,” he said. “But you are naughty for startling me.”
“Sorry, Grandpa,” the boy said. “But I’ve been so worried about you. I thought you were asleepin your bed, but then you went missing.”
“I am not missing,” Grandpa said. “I’m right here. Please do not deprive me of peace and quiet on my quest to climb the tower of the gods.”
“But Grandpa, this is a Wendy’s.” The boy took the old man’s arm. “Let’s go home, OK?”
The old man blinked and looked around. Gone was the misty forest and decaying castle. In its place was a parking lot and a fast food restaurant. His face hot with shame, he allowed his grandson to help him hobble down the sidewalk.
“Don’t worry, Grandpa,” the boy said. “I’ll just tell everyone we went for an early morning walk.”
“Thank you.” The old man smiled as a silver dragon disappeared into the clouds.
This place was unfamiliar, though pretty in an odd way, and he struggled to remember how he got here. His mind was completely blank. He took a few tentative steps along the cliff path, trying to process the smooth boulders and brassy water below him, all gleaming under the afternoon sun. Evening would fall soon, and he still had no idea where he was.
He tripped and looked down at his shoes. They were untied and covered in splotches of mud. No wait… it was blood! Suddenly, his memories came rushing back in an unstoppableflood. His heart shatteredand he sank to the ground, moaning in despair.
A man a few hundred yards away lowered his binoculars. “Shoot him now,” he said to his female companion. “He’s no longer any benefitto us.”
“Will do,” she said. She pointed her weapon at the man with the binoculars.
Like Trent, I have a couple smiles to share. The first is that my lovely daughter Diane drove down from NorCal to visit me. We also spent time with my other daughter in Los Angeles. It was a super great weekend.
Friday night, Diane cut my hair using “the ponytail method” found on YouTube. I’m very pleased with the result! My hair was getting so long the ends were splitting and it was a pain to deal with.
^^^ Me, my “before” scraggly hair, and the insanely huge order of chow mein. Plus wine.